The other day I had the opportunity to shoot in the late evening at Freshwater Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This is taken from a lookout at the northern end. The light didn’t hang around for long, just long enough and that’s all you ever need.
I have included a few actual pixel extracts from the shot. The resolution and shadow detail is amazing and totally kills the detail I can get from my 6×17 cameras on Velvia 50 slide.
This image is a 9 image stitch on my Canon 5D Mark II. Shot at 50mm it gives a close field of view as my Fuji GX617 with the 90mm lens. This images final size is 14895 pixels x 4965 pixels @ 240dpi.
I had stitched it in PTGui initially but I found the blending of the water very harsh, but in CS4 the blending was perfect. The other alternative would have been to output the files in PTGui and hand stitch and blend. But I try to avoid this if I can, take so bloody long to do, especially when your not running enough RAM or processing power.